French Language day was celebrated on 20th March.
Journée de la langue française is a day designated by the United Nations to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. The official website has some UN resources on the benefits of language learning.
Here some free French language resources.
- Culturethèque– the Library of the Institut Français library in London offers free access (after registration) to books, newspapers, articles and language learning materials
- Gallica – the Bibliothèque Nationale de France supports this free site which offers access to over 1 million rare books, journals and images; invaluable for those interested in French language and culture
- Persée is a digital library of open access, mostly French-language scholarly journals, established by the Ministry of National Education of France. The website launched in 2005. The resource is maintained by the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, the French National Centre for Scientific Research and University of Lyon
- Theses- Search for full text theses online